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Arbolada Addition, Louisiana

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Arbolada Addition.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Arbolada Addition to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arbolada Addition to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Arbolada Addition and extending to:

  • Lafayette [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette Parish, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Arbolada Addition to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,641 miles [12,297 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,517 miles [8,878.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arbolada Addition ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bushville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Arbolada Addition   [Map]

Champagne   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Elks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Flanders   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Gecko   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gloria   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hazel (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Long Bridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Parks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Vatican   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Arbolada Addition. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Mary Alice Fontenot

Author. She was born in Eunice (Louisiana) on Saturday April 16, 1910 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Monday May 12, 2003 at an age of 93. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Acadia Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Eunice [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Arbolada Addition

Lafayette [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Arbolada Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Alice Fontenot<7>

Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Carencro [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Arbolada Addition

Opelousas [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Arbolada Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Buckwheat Zydeco     (Born as Stanley Dural, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Friday November 14, 1947 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Saturday September 24, 2016 at an age of 68. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lafayette [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Arbolada Addition

Lafayette [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Arbolada Addition

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buckwheat Zydeco

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Lafayette Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arbolada Addition. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arbolada Addition) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arbolada Addition. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2171, Longitude: -92.0212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arbolada Addition have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Arbolada Addition to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.172 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.945 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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